If you go
Woody Guthrie Center opening
When: 12:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Woody Guthrie Center, 102 E Brady Street, and Guthrie Green, 111 E Brady Street.
12:30 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting ceremony.
1 to 6 p.m.: Center officially opens to the public. Free admission.
1 to 6 p.m.: Free concert at Guthrie Green. Lineup includes Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jimmy LaFave, Red Dirt Rangers and Desi & Cody.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Free admission to Woody Guthrie Center.
1 to 5 p.m.: Special events at the center:
1 to 2 p.m.: “Been Here and Gone: A Discussion with Photographer John Cohen” — Cohen will talk about his photos of Woody Guthrie and the folk scene of the 1950s and 60s, moderated by Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.
2:30 to 2:45 p.m.: Film screening: “Woody Guthrie Legacy” — Short documentary with Corey Harris, Ani DiFranco, U2, Bob Dylan and others, discussing their connection to Guthrie.
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.: “I Ain't Dead Yet: New Music from the Woody Guthrie Archives with Nora Guthrie” — Presentation on new recordings being created by contemporary musicians using Woody's previously unpublished lyrics. The program features musical excerpts and examples of lyrics used by musicians Billy Bragg, Wilco, The Klezmatics and others.
4 to 5 p.m.: Book signing, with Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, of “This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of An American Folksong.”
2 to 6 p.m.: Free concert at Guthrie Green with Ripple Green, Samantha Crain, Ramsay Midwood and JD McPherson.